Age: 22, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. K, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63
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Birth: 1839, Ireland
Burial: St. Bridgets Cemetery, West Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 160072466
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/5/1891, VT; widow Eliza, 9/27/1920, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia
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St. Bridgets Cemetery, West Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, Sept. 13, 1920:
Michael Kennedy, aged 81 years, and a veteran of the civil war, died Saturday morning at his home, No. 43 Summer street following an illness of about a week.
He was well known throughout the county having lived in West Rutland over 50 years, coming to Rutland to reside about [illegible] years ago.
Mr. Kennedy was born in Ireland in 1839, but he came to this country and settled in West Rutland when very young. He enlisted in Company K, 12th Vermont, 2nd Brigade, in 1862, and took part in the battle of Gettysburg. He attended the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg held six years ago. He is a member of the Roberts Post, No. 14, G.A.R., and also of St. Peter's church. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Margaret, and two sons, Michael and William Kennedy, all of whom reside at the home of the late Mr. Kennedy, and a brother, James Kennedy of Somerville, Mass.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's church and the committal services will be held in West Rutland. All members of the local post, G.A.R., are requested to be present at the funeral.
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.